You might think you can’t be happy until you get the job you want. Or until your kids graduate and leave the house. Or until your spouse (and, let’s be honest, everyone in your life) goes to therapy.
But leaving the job, fleeing the country, or waiting for everyone else to change isn’t going to make you happy (even if they do change). Because it’s no one else’s job to make you happy.
Happiness is an inside job. It’s a choice. And, it’s your personal responsibility.
I stayed in a crappy relationship for 4 years after me and my then-husband knew it was done. During that time, I took personal responsibility for my happiness (no matter how angry and grumpy he was at the time).
I wasn’t a victim—even when he made fun of my cooking or acted passive-aggressively.
Staying with him gave me the opportunity to take my power back. Doing my work changed my life forever, in the best way possible.
Can you take your power back from someone or something you use in your life to feel bad? Giving your happiness away to the weather, a person, place or situation is reckless. In awareness you can always make a new choice.
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